So I decided to email all of the BLM email addresses listed on Utah's BLM website and got some good replies back. I basically was asking them where we could shoot over there using the picture of their map. I received 2 replies today!
The map I asked them about and they are replying with can be found here:http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/ ... ureMap.pdfReply #1
Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding the shooting closure on the west side of Utah Lake.
The dotted line on the map represents the powerline, any BLM land west of the powerline is open to target shooting as well as any other BLM land that is not specifically closed. All land on the west side of highway is either closed or private property until you get to mile marker 20. From mile 20 to 16 an easy guide is to stay west of the powerline until you pass mile marker 16, then just stay on the west side of highway 68.
There is not a target shooting restriction on state land.
I hope this addresses all of your concerns, please contact me if you have additional questions.
Jill SilveyReply #2
Over 3 million acres of BLM in the west desert are open to safe shooting, including the BLM lands near the closure area to the west.
The dotted line is the powerline corridor. If you are west of the powerline on BLM land, the area is open to target shoooting. FYI there is a road along the powerline for good (high clearance) access to the open shooting area.
I understand your concerns about access. The BLM is working with Utah County to find a good developed range that will be accessable to street vehicles. BLM lands are often rugged and only partially accessable by street vehicles.
WDD District Manager
West Desert District Manager
I will be printing off these emails and sticking them in my bag so if there were a problem I can go off of them.
I hope this helps some of you that were worried about where to shoot or not sure if you could go over there! I know this helped me a TON and I am excited to get out there!